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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: March 2024

A list of new materials - books, DVDs, audiobooks, ebooks - added to the library collection each month. Click the title to see more information about it, to place a request, or begin using it.

Leisure Books

Murder in the Tea Leaves by Laura Childs

When Theodosia Browning reads the tea leaves on the set of the movie, Dark Fortunes, things go from spooky to worse. Lights are dimmed, the camera rolls, and red hot sparks fly as the film’s director is murdered in a tricky electrical accident.

Or was it an accident? Though the cast and crew are stunned beyond belief, nobody admits to seeing a thing. And when Theodosia’s friend, Delaine, becomes the prime suspect, Theodosia begins her own shadow investigation. But who among this Hollywood cast and crew had murder on their mind? The screenwriter is a self-centered pot head, the leading actress is trying to wiggle out of her contract, the brand new director seems indifferent, and nobody trusts the slippery-when-dry Hollywood agent.

Between hosting a Breakfast at Tiffany’s Tea, a Poetry Tea, and trying to launch her own chocolate line, Theodosia doggedly hunts down clues and explores the seemingly haunted Brittlebank Manor where the murder took place. And just when she’s ready to pounce, a Charleston Film Board member is also murdered, throwing everything into total disarray. But this clever killer will go to any lengths to hide his misdeeds as Theodosia soon finds out when she and her tea sommelier, Drayton, get caught up in a dangerous stakeout.


The Haunting of Velkwood by Gwendolyn Kiste

The Velkwood Vicinity was the topic of occult theorists, tabloid one-hour documentaries, and even some pseudo-scientific investigations as the block of homes disappeared behind a near-impenetrable veil that only three survivors could enter—and only one has in the past twenty years, until now.

Talitha Velkwood has avoided anything to do with the tragedy that took her mother and eight-year-old sister, drifting from one job to another, never settling anywhere or with anyone, feeling as trapped by her past as if she was still there in the small town she so desperately wanted to escape from. When a new researcher tracks her down and offers to pay her to come back to enter the vicinity, Talitha claims she’s just doing it for the money. Of all the crackpot theories over the years, no one has discovered what happened the night Talitha, her estranged, former best friend Brett, and Grace, escaped their homes twenty years ago. Will she finally get the answers she’s been looking for all these years, or is this just another dead end?

The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger

Rosie and Chad Lowan are barely making ends meet in New York City when they receive life-changing news: Chad’s late uncle has left them his luxury apartment at the historic Windermere in glamorous Murray Hill. With its prewar elegance and impeccably uniformed doorman, the building is the epitome of old New York charm. One would almost never suspect the dark history lurking behind its perfectly maintained facade.

At first, the building and its eclectic tenants couldn’t feel more welcoming. But as the Lowans settle into their new home, Rosie starts to suspect that there’s more to the Windermere than meets the eye. Why is the doorman ever-present? Why are there cameras everywhere? And why have so many gruesome crimes occurred there throughout the years? When one of the neighbors turns up dead, Rosie must get to the truth about the Windermere before she, too, falls under its dangerous spell.


Fervor by Toby Lloyd

Hannah and Eric Rosenthal are devout Jews living in North London with their three children and Eric's father Yosef, a Holocaust survivor. Both intellectually gifted and deeply unconventional, the Rosenthals believe in the literal truth of the Old Testament and in the presence of God (and evil) in daily life. As Hannah prepares to publish a sensationalist account of Yosef's years in war-torn Europe—unearthing a terrible secret from his time in the camps—Elsie, her perfect daughter, starts to come undone. And then, in the wake of Yosef’s death, she disappears. When she returns, just as mysteriously as she left, she is altered in disturbing ways.

Witnessing the complete transformation of her daughter, Hannah begins to suspect that Elsie has delved too deep into the labyrinths of Jewish mysticism and gotten lost among shadows. But for Elsie's brother Tovyah, a brilliant but reclusive student struggling to find his place at Oxford, the truth is much simpler: his sister is the product of a dysfunctional family, obsessed with empty rituals, traditions, and unbridled ambition. But who is right? Is religion the cure for the disease or the disease itself? And how can they stop the darkness from engulfing Elsie completely?

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BF637.M56 B74 2022  5 good minutes of mindfulness : reduce stress, reset, and find peace right now / Jeffrey Brantley, MD, Wendy Millstine



BF637.S4 K3316 2022  Don't just sit there, do nothing : healing, chilling & living with the Tao Te Ching / foreword by Jessie Asya Kanzer




BF723.A4 .K97 2022  No more tantrums : handling temper tantrums / illustrated by Marie Kyprianou

D: World History

DK266 .K43 2022  A history of the Soviet Union from the beginning to its legacy / Peter Kenez, University of California, Santa Cruz

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E184.E2 G87 2023  They called us exceptional : and other lies that raised us / Prachi Gupta




E185.93.N56 H65 2023  An Amerikan family : the Shakurs and the nation they created / Santi Elijah Holley




E185.93.N6 C35 2016  Historic Pottstown families : in stories and photos / Bee Jay Caldwell




E185.96 .M44 2022  Illustrated Black history : honoring the iconic and the unseen / George McCalman with April Reynolds



E185.98.G75 G74 2023  The Grimkes : the legacy of slavery in an American family / Kerri K. Greenidge




E449 .M4733 2023  Sleeping with the ancestors : how I followed the footprints of slavery / Joseph McGill Jr. and Herb Frazier




F204.W5 B75 2016  The Residence : Inside the Private World of the White House / Kate Andersen Brower




F534.S7 B55 2023  I have something to tell you : a memoir : for young adults / Chasten Buttigieg

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GN645 .M87 1976  Ashanti to Zulu : African traditions / Margaret Musgrove



GT2290 .V55 2018  Hair : an illustrated history / Susan J. Vincent




GV1450.7 .S55 2007  Silman's complete endgame course : from beginner to master / Jeremy Silman




GV182.8 .Y87 2022  1000 hours outside : activities to match screen time with green time / Ginny Yurich




GV944.5 .W73 2022  A woman's game : the rise, fall, and rise again of women's football / Suzanne Wrack

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HA29 .L75 2019  Basic statistics for business and economics / Douglas A. Lind, Coastal Carolina University and The University of Toledo, William G. Marchal, The University of Toledo, Samuel A. Wathen, Coastal Carolina University



HF5383 .E47893 2023  Modernize your resume : get noticed ... get hired / master resume writers, Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark



HG179 .C537 2016  Lies we believe about money : and the Biblical truths that we should believe / Rafael A. Charpentier, forword by Johnny Hunt



HQ1178 .W664 2023  Women in the digital world / edited by Anya Schiffrin, Karolina Koc-Michalska, and Michelle Ferrier




HV6545 .M35 2023  But you have friends / Emilia McKenzie




Moonlight / an A24 and Plan B Entertainment presentation

K: Law

K3254 .B375 2023  You can't always say what you want : the paradox of free speech / Dennis Baron




KF240 .B678 2020  Concise guide to legal research and writing / Deborah E. Bouchoux, Esq., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.



KF2994.A2 C679 2023  Copyright : best practices for academic libraries / edited by Donna L. Ferullo and Dwayne K. Buttler




KF311 .P373 2022  Interviewing and investigating : essential skills for the paralegal / Stephen P. Parsons, J.D.




KF730 .H33 2019  Basic trust drafting / by Stephen Haas




KF7526 .H38 2023  North Carolina real estate manual / Patrick K. Hetrick, Patricia A. Moylan, Larry A. Outlaw, Kizzy V. Crawford Heath



KF8935.Z9 R6 2022  Evidence in a nutshell / Paul F. Rothstein, David Crump, Ronald J. Coleman




L: Education

LB2340.2 .L56 2023  Crushed : how student debt has impaired a generation and what to do about it / David E. Linton 




LB3013.3 .M36 2020  Managing behavioral issues in child care and schools : a quick reference guide / editors, Mary Margaret Gleason, Allison Boothe Trigg  print & online

M: Music

ML410.M9 M33 2023  Mozart in motion : his work and his world in pieces / Patrick Mackie

N: Fine Arts

N7477 .S735 2021  How to enjoy art : a guide for everyone / Ben Street




NC998.5.A1 A65 2022  60s : All-American ads / edited by Jim Heimann




NK2110 .L75 2020  Life meets art : inside the homes of the world's most creative people / Sam Lubell



The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture. Episode 15, Greek Theater: Producing and Staging Plays


La Belle Noiseuse : the beautiful troublemaker

P: Language, Literature

P279 .B64 2018  A quick & easy guide to they/them pronouns / Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson




PC4629 .B378 2021  Gran libro bilingue Montessori / actividades ideadas por Lydie Barusseau educadora




PE1449 .M276 2023  English vocabulary : the basics / Michael McCarthy




PN4129.15 .A35 2021  Speak with no fear : go from a nervous, nauseated, and sweaty speaker to an excited, energized and passionate presenter / Mike Acker




PN6727.G74 L54 2017  Lighter than my shadow / Katie Green




PN6790.J3 E96 2022  Comics and the origins of manga : a revisionist history / Eike Exner




PN6790.J33 A7213 2005  Fullmetal alchemist / story and art by Hiromu Arakawa




PN6790.J33 N353 2022  PTSD Radio. Omnibus 1 / Masaaki Nakayama ; translation Adam Hirsch ; lettering Pekka Luhtala




PN6790.J33 O375413 2013  Helter skelter : fashion unfriendly / Kyōko Okazaki




PN6790.J34 IA453 2022  Alice in Borderland. Volume 1 / story and art by Haro Aso ; English translation & adaptation Jonah Mayahara-Miller




PN6790.J34 P598 2008  Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka. 001 / by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka ; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki



PN6790.J34 P598 2008  Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka. 002 / by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka ; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki



PN6790.J34 P598 2008  Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka. 003 / by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka ; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki



PN6790.J34 P598 2008  Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka. 004 / by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka ; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki



PN6790.J34 P598 2008  Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka. 005 / by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka ; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki



PN6790.J34 P598 2008  Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka. 006 / by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka ; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki



PN6790.J34 P598 2008  Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka. 007 / by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka ; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki



PN6790.J34 P598 2008  Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka. 008 / by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka ; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki



PN6790.J34 S5332 2022  Attack on Titan omnibus. Vols. 13-14-15 / Hajime Isayama ; translation: Ko Ransom 




PN6790.J34 S5333 2022  Attack on Titan omnibus. Vols. 16-17-18 / Hajime Isayama ; translation: Ko Ransom




PN6790.J34 V696  The Voynich Hotel. Volume 1 / story and art by Douman Seiman ; translation, Athena & Althea Nibley




PN6790.J34 V696  The Voynich Hotel. Volume 2 / story and art by Douman Seiman ; translation, Athena & Althea Nibley




PN6790.J34 V696  The Voynich Hotel. Volume 3 / story and art by Douman Seiman ; translation, Athena & Althea Nibley

PN6790.R8 A435 2022   Resurrection : comics in post-Soviet Russia / José Alaniz




PR9619.4.M37563 S77 2023  The stranger upstairs : a novel / Lisa Matlin




PS2622 .P64 2022  Poe knows : a miscellany of macabre musings / with illustrations by Taylor Dolan




PS3557.A712 G7 1989  Grendel / John Gardner ; illustrated by Emil Antonucci




PS3573.A4795 W73 2005  A wreath for Emmett Till / Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy



PS3606.U5585 G74 2023  The great transition : a novel / Nick Fuller Googins




PS3619.I236 H57 2023  The history of a difficult child / Mihret Sibhat




PS3619.I565 H69 2023  How can I help you / Laura Sims




PS507 .N65 2022  The Norton anthology of American literature / Robert S. Levine, general editor




PS611 .U6 2018  Modern American poetry: an anthology (classic reprint) / Louis Untermeyer




PZ7.1.I6 Tie 2022  Fullmetal alchemist. The ties that bind / Makoto Inoue




PZ7.B78976 Lm 2022  Little Dumplings / written by Susan Rich Brooke



PZ7.E855 .Ni 2022  Nine days to Christmas : a story of Mexico / by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida



PZ7.G2414 Es 1999  Escape! : a story of the underground railroad / written by Sharon Shavers Gayle



PZ7.M22 Ne 1994  Nettie Jo's friends / by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Scott Cook




PZ7.R1955 Ci 2004  Circle unbroken : the story of a basket and its people / Margot Theis Raven



PZ74.9 .P43 2020  Polter y la pequena Sarah / texto, Amy Pear ; ilustraciones, Mariateresa Conte


PZ8.3.B3199 My 2001  My mother is mine / by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by Peter Elwell



PZ90.P3 B687 2021  Sophia and Alex go to preschool. English & Punjabi (Panjabi)



Understanding Alice Walker / Thadious M. Davis online

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

QA162 .M64 2022  Basic abstract algebra : exercises and solutions / Mohammed Hichem Mortad, University of Oran 1, Algeria




QA445.5 .R647 2022  Veo veo figuras = I spy shapes / Marie Roesser ; traducido por / translated by Diana Osorio



QA76.87 .H53 2021  The self-assembling brain : how neural networks grow smarter / Peter Robin Hiesinger




QA76.9.A43 B474 2016  Grokking algorithms : an illustrated guide for programmers and other curious people / Aditya Y. Bhargava



QB791.3 .F57 2022  What is dark matter? / Peter Fisher




QH541.5.S35 N53 2022  Life between the tides / Adam Nicolson ; animals and heroes by Kate Boxer ; maps and figures by Rosie Nicolson



QP301 .R255 2023  Can you dance like a peacock? / words by Rekha S. Rajan ; pictures by Hannah Abbo



QR177 .M33 2020  Superbugs : deadly microbes and the extraordinary race for a cure: a tale of human ingenuity / Matt McCarthy, MD



1001 basic math & pre-algebra practice problems for dummies / by Mark Zegarelli  online

R: Medicine, Nursing

RA649 .C47 2021  The history of the world in 100 pandemics, plagues and epidemics : from prehistory to COVID-19 / Paul Chrystal




RA784 .H37 2021  Gentle nutrition : a non-diet approach to healthy eating / Rachael Hartley, RD



RC386 .P475 2023  A Molecule away from madness : tales of the hijacked brain / Sara Manning Peskin




RC552.E18 K38 2023  What's eating us : women, food, and the epidemic of body anxiety / Cole Kazdin




Nursing care plans : guidelines for individualizing client care across the life span / Marilynn E. Doenges, Mary Frances Moorhouse, Alice C. Murr  online



Family practice guidelines Jill C. Cash, Cheryl A. Glass, Jenny Mullen, editors  online




Pharmacology for nurses / [edited by] Blaine Templar Smith  online




Fast Facts for the ER Nurse, Fourth Edition : Guide to a Successful Emergency Department Orientation  online




Health policy issues : an economic perspective / Paul J. Feldstein, Glenn Melnick  print & online




ENHANZE drug delivery technology : advancing subcutaneous drug delivery using recombinant human hyaluronidase PH20 / editors: David W. Kang, Renee Tannenbaum  online



Fast facts. Immuno-oncology / Stephen Clarke, Bob T. Li.,"9783318068221 online




Clinical dilemmas in diabetes / edited by Adrian Vella  online




Nursing practice : knowledge and care / edited by Aby Mitchell, Ian Peate  online




Health care information systems : a practical approach for health care management / Karen A. Wager, Frances W. Lee, John P. Glaser  online



The special needs planning guide : how to prepare for every stage of your child's life / by Cynthia R. Haddad, CFP, ChSNC and John W. Nadworny, M.B.A., CFP  online



Wright's behavior management in dentistry for children / edited by Ari Kupietzky, DMD, MSc  online




Case studies for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder / edited by Patricia A. Prelock, Ph.D  online




Health professional's guide to nutrition, diabetes, and pregnancy / Alyce Thomas, RDN, editor  online




Handbook of diabetes / Rudy Bilous, Richard Donnelly, Iskandar Idris  online




Handbook of PTSD : science and practice / edited by Matthew J. Friedman, Paula P. Schnurr, Terence M. Keane  online




Neurodiversity : from phenomenology to neurobiology and enhancing technologies / edited by Lawrence K. Fung  online

100 questions & answers about mesothelioma / Harvey I. Pass, Mary Hesdorffer, Joseph W. Belluck, Sarah Elizabeth Lake, Sarah Ann Lake  online



Fast facts for the L&D nurse : labor and delivery orientation / Kathryn Giles Groll  online




Role development in professional nursing practice / Kathleen Masters, DNS, RN  online




Fast facts for the operating room nurse : an orientation and care guide / Theresa Criscitelli  online




Foundations of kinesiology / Carole A. Oglesby, PhD, AASP-CC, Kim Henige, EdD, CSCS, EP-C, EIM, Douglas W. McLaughlin, PhD, Belinda Stillwell, PhD  online



ICD-10-CM 2023 : the complete official codebook / American Medical Association  online



Pre- and perinatal massage therapy : a comprehensive guide to prenatal, labor and post-partum practice / Carole Osborne, Michele Kolakowski, David Lobenstine  online



Community and public health nutrition / [edited by] Sari Edelstein, PhD, RDN, Professor, Retired, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Simmons University  online



Substance and non-substance related addictions : a global approach / Evaristo Akerele, editor  online




Essentials for quality and safety improvement in health care : a resource for developing countries / Christopher Ente, Michael Ukpe  online




Law enforcement and public health : partners for community safety and wellbeing / Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron, James Clover, Denise Martin, Richard F. Southby, Nick Crofts, editors  online




Opioids and population health : a primer / Sean J. Haley, Linda J. Frazier, James A. Johnson  print & online




Multimodal AAC for individuals with down syndrome / edited by Krista M. Wilkinson, Ph.D., Lizbeth H. Finestack, Ph.D  online




Crowley's an introduction to human disease : pathology and pathophysiology correlations / Emily G. Reisner, Howard M. Reisner  print & online



PCEP : Perinatal Continuing Education Program. Book 2, Maternal and fetal care / editors, Robert A. Sinkin, Christian A. Chisholm  online



PCEP : Perinatal Continuing Education Program. Book 1, Maternal and fetal evaluation and immediate newborn care / editors, Robert A. Sinkin, Christian A. Chisholm  online



PCEP : Perinatal Continuing Education Program. Book 4, Specialized newborn care / editors, Robert A. Sinkin, Christian A. Chisholm  online



Counseling the nursing mother : a lactation consultant's guide / Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher  online




Standards for professional nursing practice in the care of women and newborns / AWHONN Standards Revision Task Force  online



Breastfeeding and human lactation / [edited by] Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer  online

Complex perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease / Janindra Warusavitarne, Paulo Gustavo Kotze  online




Short course in medical terminology / Judi L. Nath  online




A clinical casebook of sleep disorders in women / Safia S. Khan, Imran S. Khawaja, editors  online




DSM-5-TR made easy : the clinician's guide to diagnosis / James Morrison  online



Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) : a clinical guide / edited by Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Michael P. Dube  online



Societal transformations and resilience in times of crisis / Ghazala Shoukat, Muhammad Nawaz Tunio  online




Health & wellness / Gordon Edlin, Eric Golanty  online




Sultz & Young's health care USA : understanding its organization and delivery / James A. Johnson, Kimberly S. Davey, Richard G. Greenhill  online



Keating's curriculum development and evaluation in nursing education / Stephanie Stimac DeBoor, editor  online




The ADA practical guide to effective infection prevention and control / Shannon E. Mills, lead author  online




Medical-surgical nursing certificate practice Q&A  online




The RTI approach to evaluating learning disabilities / Joseph F. Kovaleski, Amanda M. VanDerHeyden, Timothy J. Runge, Perry A. Zirkel, Edward S. Shapiro  online



Traumatic Brain Injury : A Roadmap for Accelerating Progress  online




America's first plague : the deadly 1793 epidemic that crippled a young nation / Robert P. Watson  print & online

T: Technology, Culinary

TD171.7 .H435 2023  The climate action handbook : a visual guide to 100 climate solutions for everyone / Heidi A. Roop ; illustrated by Joshua M. Powell



TD388 .G54 2023  Water always wins : thriving in an age of drought and deluge / Erica Gies




TT829 .Z55 2021  Crochet cute critters : 26 easy amigurumi patterns  / Sarah Zimmerman

Z: Publishing, Library Science, Information Resources

Z52.5.M52 L36 2023  Microsoft Word : step by step (Microsoft 365 and Office 2021) / Joan Lambert



Z658.U5 L66 2023  Banned books : the controversy over what students read / Meryl Loonin